4 PARA maximum age??

#41
To further add details to The Duke's comment- the Army Reserve recruits up to the age of 50.

4 PARA do not.

We take recruits up to 40 with individual assessments for people above this. (I.e. Previous P Coy pass etc etc)

Real world - candidates above 30 have a significantly reduced chance of passing P Coy first time. It is not impossible however due to work/family constraints that a 19 year old student doesn't have combined with the longer recovery times the more mature candidate has, puts them at a disadvantage.

Don't be put off at all by the above, just realise that P Coy is an arduous course.

The author passed at 30 and found each individual event as a recruit ok, but having all in 4 days was hard work getting the old legs out of bed each morning compared to the 21 year olds he was sharing a room with!

The 38 year old in the room received a stand up fail on the beret parade...

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#42
Don't be put off at all, I'm 34 and have just passed selection so you won't be the oldest. At 34 i'm mentally stronger than i was in my 20's and at the selection course i ran 9.09. I work full time and am also married with three kids and a baby due on the 20th September. I'm under no illusions that on paper i would be a candidate who would be an "at risk" candidate but what that paper can't tell you is how strong you are mentally and how determined someone is to pass.
 
#43
Congratulations.

I'm glad you've posted this.

I am 33 and I'm hoping to get onto Decembers cadre where I'll also be 34 at the time of test week. I was concerned about being the oldest recruit. I'm looking forward to getting on board
 

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